Joseph Rosenthal

Joseph Rosenthal, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 188 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 43 Patient Comments

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About Me

I specialize in an area of medicine called physical medicine and rehabilitation. This means I help patients recover function that they have lost due to a variety of injuries and diseases including stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Doing what I can to help patients return to their family and lives after these potentially life-altering brain injuries is extremely rewarding.

The thing I enjoy most about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is collaborating every day with fantastic physicians, nurses and therapists to help our patients recover and gain function as quickly and safely as possible. This team approach to patient care is not only great for patients, but also makes coming to work enjoyable.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Chief Resident, Ohio State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009-2010)
  • Research interest in falls prevention
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Brain Injuries
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Hypoxia, Brain
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

188 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019

    Although it was determined that I should be seeing someone in the Spine Care Department, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal gave me a complete, (very thorough examination!

  • Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Rosenthal is hands down the best at his profession.

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

    nothing good or bad at this visit.

  • Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

    Very kind and professional.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2019

    No bad experience.

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

    He makes me feel confident that I'm getting top notch help & advice -

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2019

    Dr. Rosenthal meets me where I am with my brain injury. It has been hell on earth navigating TBI/post-concussion syndrome, but Dr. Rosenthal has heard me, supported me, advocated for me ... and appropriately endeavored to temper my frustration and drive to achieve pre-accident level of functionality. His support has been a knot in the rope I'm climbing out of this brain injury pit more than once.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2019

    Dr. Rosenthal is so down-to-earth and cool.

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2019

    He listened to me and let me finish what I was saying and then he gave me some good advice

  • Reviewed on May 21, 2019

    Dr. Rosenthal is a wonderful & caring doctor.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Rosenthal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.